Introduction

(last update: 07.11.2008 r.)

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Inverse Problems of Mechanics (IPM) are related to the analysis of excitations for known responses of the Mechanical System (MS) and/or searching the structure of MS and its parameters. IPM can be ill posed or ill conditioned so it needs regularization and various optimization techniques to eliminate non-uniqueness of solutions and instabilities of algorithms.

The inverse mechanics (IM) attracts attention mainly because of its close relations to many design problems. IM opens the door to the assessment of real structures and materials. IP is difficult for modelling and analysis since it needs the application of advanced hard and soft computational methods supported on various experimental techniques. Multiscale modelling and homogenization methods have to be completed by efficient parametric identification and data banks with results of measurements on laboratory models or real structures. IM is commonly used to detection of damage, health monitoring and durability prediction not only structures but also in other systems, e.g. related to biomechanical problems of materials and structures.

Thus, the main objectives of the proposed Symposium IPM 2009 are to get together scientists, engineers and researchers working in various fields of inverse mechanics to make a forum for information exchange and discussion of new research and applications in engineering. The organizers will try attract also PhD students and young researchers.